Carol McKinley Named V.P. of Operations at United Methodist Homes of New Jersey

| July 18, 2012

Congratulations to Carol McKinley, Ph.D., who has been appointed vice president of operations at the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey.

Carol McKinley, Ph.D., has been appointed vice president of operations at the United Methodist Homes of New Jersey, which operates 5 full-service and five affordable housing communities: Bristol Glen, Collingswood Manor, Francis Asbury Manor, Pitman Manor, and The Shores at Wesley Manor.

As a clinical and medical social worker and family therapist in her
early career, McKinley, and Ocean View resident, conducted psychosocial assessments, family
therapy, care plans, referral and discharge planning; consulted with
psychiatrists/psychologists; and planned group education. 

In a hospice
setting, she counseled terminally ill patients and their families, gave
input in case conferences and made referrals.

Later, she transitioned to assistant nursing home administrator and
assistant executive director of resident care and services at Foxdale
Village (State College, PA). As vice president of service excellence at
Albright Care Services (Lewisburg, PA), she assumed responsibility for
staff competency, establishing benchmarks, corporate-wide quality
improvement processes, resident and employee satisfaction surveys, and
staff education, training and supervision.

These on-the-job experiences shaped McKinley’s broad understanding
of working with seniors. 

“I view my work as a ministry, my calling," McKinley said. "The
foundation of my vocation is my faith and I live them in my passion
about how care and services are provided to seniors, how families are
integrated into this care, how staffs understand the impact of the care
they provide, and how environments and programs need to adapt to meet
the ever-changing philosophies of elder and health care."

In academic circles, McKinley has lectured at York College (York, PA), Millersville University (Millersville, PA), and Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA). 

While she has served on many boards throughout the years, she currently participates on the boards of the United Methodist Association, LeadingAge (national and New Jersey Chapter), and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church Pastor Parish Committee.